SIL and the Process Safety Lifecycle


Organisation profile

Pilz is a renowned international provider of services for the compliance and safety of machinery, offering a range of professional safety consulting and engineering services that enables companies comply with statutory regulations and achieve planned safety goals.  We provide a range of training courses aimed at helping Management, Technical, Health and Safety personnel understand the fundamentals of machinery.  Our training courses deal with the regulations and standards relating to machinery.

Training aim

This course will help you gain an understanding of the Process Safety Lifecycle approach.

Learning objectives

To gain an understanding of:

  • Undertaking a project using the Process Safety Lifecycle approach
  • The application of IEC 61508 & IEC 61511 Safety Standards
  • The process of determining the required safety integrity levels (SIL)
  • Risk acceptability, targets & calibration
  • The risk graphs for SIL determination & LOPA SIS architectural expectations
  • The process of designing the safety integrity levels required of the safety control system
  • The concept of instrument failures & reliability

Course outline

  • Hazard Analysis – HAZOP’s
  • Safety Requirements Specification – LOPA
  • Safety System Realisation
  • Safety System Validation
  • Workshop and Case Studies

Trainer's profile

Wesley O’Shea 

As a Senior Safety Instrumented Safety Design Engineer with Pilz, I deliver services including, Safety Requirements Specification, Design and Validation, IEC 61508 / 61511 lifecycle management, Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Determination and Validation, Design of Electric / Electronic / Programmable Electronic Safety-related Systems, ATEX compliance services, Project Management

Course duration

2 Days

Assessment & certification

Pilz Certification

Who should attend

This professional training course is most suited to 

  1. Process Engineers,Chemical Engineers, Instrument/
  2. Electrical Engineers, Production Managers, EHS 
  3. Managers, Project Engineers/Managers